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Nelson Rivera  
"Chico" (Age 82)  
SMSgt, USAF (Ret.)  

Passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Falls Church, VA. Beloved husband for 60 years of Gillian Rivera; devoted son of Clara Torres and the late Nelson Rivera, Sr; loving father of Zara Rivera Richards and father-in-law of John; loving grandfather to Rocco, Dominic, Miriam, Tahlia and Michael; brother of Evelyn and the late Alice and Sylvia; uncle of Paul Foulder, Ivan, Ernest, Kathy and Diana and Raymond. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Nelson proudly served for 26 years in the USAF. He was a member and president of the Civitan Club of Arlington. Memorial services will be held at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE Vienna, VA on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow at the church. Nelson will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Nelson's name to the St Jude Research Hospital.

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Money and King Funeral Home
171 Maple Avenue W
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 938-7440
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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2019
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